WE are pleased to announce names of the nominees for the Office of Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2011.
They are Rev David Arnott, formerly of St Andrews: Hope Park Church, St Andrews, now retired.
Rev Albert Bogle, Bo’ness: St Andrew’s Church, Bo’ness.
And the Rev C. Peter White, from Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church of Scotland, Glasgow.
On October 27, members of the Committee to Nominate the Moderator will hear proposers and seconders speak to their nominees before voting to nominate the minister who will be presented as Moderator Designate to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in May 2011.
Notes to News Desks: The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is chaired by the Moderator. He or she leads daily worship, keeps order, rules on points of order and signs documents on behalf of the General Assembly.
The role is an honorary one and is held for 12 months. During the Moderatorial year he or she generally travels as Church representative in Scotland, Ireland and other parts of the United Kingdom, as well as travelling overseas in an ambassadorial capacity.
Moderators carry out a series of visits to several Church of Scotland Presbyteries as well as international tours.
The Committee to Nominate the Moderator consists of a representative from each Presbytery, the three immediate past Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and three members nominated by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, giving a total of 54.
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Tuesday, 12th October, 2010-10-12
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